What Is The Net Worth Of Dr. Dre?

Dr. Dre is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur with a net worth of $870 million. He is the CEO and founder of Aftermath Entertainment, Beats Electronics and previously co-owned Death Row Records.

As of 2018, he is the third richest and most influential hip-hop persona in the world. He has won 6 Grammy awards and been nominated for many more.

Net Worth Details: Songs And Influence on His Income

Dr. Dre has a net worth of $770 million, beginning his career since 1984. His salary in 2004 amounted to $11.4 million and also earned $52 million in 2001 by selling a part of Aftermath Entertainment.

He first was a DJ, under the name Dr. J but later changed it to Dr. Dre mixing his actual name and previous stage name. He joined World Class Wreckin’ Cru in 1984, a group that would be famous in the electro-hop scene around the west-coast.

In 1986, Dr. Dre met O’Shea Jackson known as Ice Cube. The two collaborated in recording songs for Ruthless Records, a hip-hop label run by local artist Eazy-E and Ice-T. They formed a group named N.W.A that pioneered in the Gangsta-rap sub-genre.

Their first album Straight Outta Compton was filled with issues of urban violence and racial political issues. Dre produced and contributed in two of N.W.A’s records until he left in 1991. At the peak of the group’s popularity.

He then went on to have his own record; Death Row Records in 1992. His solo album, The Chronic was released under this label and introduced the world to artists such as Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Nate Dogg among many others.

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In 1986, Dre moved on to Aftermath Entertainment, signaling goodbye to his Gangsta Rap career. He then went on to produce Jay-Z, Nas and Eminem under the label. He has also collaborated with 50 cent, Wiz Khalifa among others.

Here is the list of his albums with their release date and sales revenue.

Albums Release Date Track Listing Sales
Straight Outta Compton August 8, 1988 13 3 million
Niggaz4Life May 28, 1991 18 2 million
The Chronic December 15, 1992 16 5.7 million
2001 November 16, 1999 22 7.8 million
Compton August 7, 2015 16 600 thousand

These are the album sales of Dr. Dre.

Dr. Dre’s Assets: His House and Cars

Dre owned 2 mansions in the Hollywood area in California. The recent one he has listed is valued at $5.25 million spanning an area of 16,200 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.

Dre wishes to double his money on the house, having bought it 20 years ago for almost $2.4 million. He also sold a $40 million house he bought from Tom Brady. The house had 6 bedrooms, nine bathrooms and an infinity pool. It spanned an area of 9,696 square feet.

Some of his most prized wheels are given below:

Hummer H2-$67,450

Chrysler 300-$36,000

Bentley Continental GT-$225,000

1964 Chevrolet Impala-$40,000

Charity And Endorsements

Dre supports Global Fund and Miachel J.Fox Foundation, also supported by DJ Khaled and Lady Gaga. In June 2017, it was announced that Dr. Dre has committed $10 million to the construction of a performing arts center for the new Compton High School. He also recently donated $70 million to University Of Southern California.

He is endorsed by Beats and Apple.

Tax And Insurance

The exact details of Dr. Dre’s tax and insurance are not public knowledge but pays taxes and insurance money based on his state and county’s laws.

The Personal Life of Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre was born as Andre Romelle Young in Compton, California, on February 18, 1965, to parents Theodore and Verna Young. He is the eldest of 4 brothers; Jerome, Tyree and Warren G.

His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968 and divorced in 1972, hence was mostly raised by his grandmother. He attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year but transferred to Fremont High School due to poor grades. He never attended college, mainly due to his poor grades and instead focused on his entertainment career.


Dr. Dre has had several relationships throughout his life. In 1981, he had a son named Curtis when he was just 16 years old. Curtis is also a rapper who goes by the name “Hood Surgeon”. In 1983, Dre and Lisa Johnson had a daughter named La Tanya Young.

He also had a child with Jenita Porter, who demanded $5000 per month as family support. His son, Andre died at the age of 20 due to Heroin overdose. From 1987 to 1996, Dre dated singer Michel’le and the two had a son together in 1991.

Marriage and Wife

Dr. Dre married Nicole Threatt in 1996 and have been together ever since.

They have two children together; their son Truice was born in 1997 and daughter Truly was born in 2001.

Violence against Women

Dre has been accused of violent charges in many accounts. The most famous one was with Dee Barnes of Fox News from the program Pump it Up. She filed a $22.7 million law suit against Dre commenting that Dre:

“began slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall near the stairway.”

To which Dre responded:

“People talk all this shit, but you know, somebody fucks with me, I’m gonna fuck with them. I just did it, you know. Ain’t nothing you can do now by talking about it. Besides, it ain’t no big thing – I just threw her through a door.”

In a statement to The New York Times, he was asked about his abusive behavious to which he said:

“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”

Charged For Over Speeding

He has also been charged with battery against a cop and spent 8 months in jail for over speeding. He had 1.16% alcohol in his system, double that of the legal drinking limit.

Age and Height

Dr. Dre is 54 years old and stands 185 cm or 6 feet 1 inch.